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iW NEWS | Vantage Announces “Teen” Deal

iW NEWS | Vantage Announces "Teen" Deal

Calling “American Teen,” “The most entertaining and uplifting film we saw at Sundance,” Paramount Vantage president Nick Meyer announced the acquisition of Nanette Burstein‘s documentary today. The announcement confirmed that the company acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding the U.K. for the film, about a group of teenagers in their senior year of high school in a small Indiana town. Produced by Nanette Burstein, Jordan Roberts, Eli Gonda and Chris Huddleston, the film is an A&E Indiefilms Presentation of a Firehouse Films and Quasiworld Entertainment production in association with 57th and Irving. Cinetic and CAA negotiated the deal with Jeffrey Freedman from Vantage. The company indicated that company EVP Amy Israel and director Ben Cotner will oversee the project for the company. [Eugene Hernandez]

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